Thursday 16 April 2015

'Wanderland' at Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery has always sat firmly as one of my favourite galleries. The large and light rooms always house something new, vibrant and entertaining. Its a great gallery choice for taking your children to and always captures the imagination of my daughter and her cousins when we have been. There's always an interesting and diverse selection of work including lots of installations and sculptures, as well as interesting 2D work. The shop is also excellent, loads of creative and new things and a great selection of books as well as artist's work for sale.

Currently running is Hermes Wanderland, featuring lots of wonderful objects from the Hermes archive that are presented within eleven rooms of multimedia interactive installations, its full of eclectic Parisian wonderfulness! It was so fun. There is a room with projections of walking people on the floor, that speak their inner voice when you step onto them, and Narnia-esque doorways that lead you to a giant elephant having a tea party. I took lots of photos with the intention of attaching to this post, but on second thoughts I really don't want to spoil it - you should go and experience it yourself!  The photos also don't really do justice to the magic and theatre of the exhibition. Head down if just to see the awesome set design. I think the Saatchi makes art really accessible to all, and fun too.

Saatchi Gallery is open every day from 10 - 6 and is totally free. Its right there off the Kings Road by Sloane Square, which is always nice for a visit - lots of (expensive) but lovely places to eat and shop, and its always buzzing. Try and make it down there!

Saatchi Gallery, SW3 4RY
Daily 10am - 6pm
Free entry
Hermes Wanderland runs until 2nd May 2015 

No comments:

Post a Comment